Cushings disease

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Related to Cushings disease: Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome

Cush′ing's disease`

a disorder of metabolism caused by overproduction of the hormone ACTH, resulting in hypertension, striated skin, accumulations of fat on the face and other areas, and other disturbances.
[1935–40; after H. W. Cushing, who first described it]
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